Service to the Armed Forces

  • American Red Cross Eastern Virginia Region is proud to serve one of the largest concentrations of military personnel in the world

The American Red Cross Eastern Virginia Region is proud to serve one of the largest concentrations of military personnel in the world. We have the largest naval base in the world, the only NATO command on U.S. soil and the presence of all five military services, including operating forces and major commands .Hundreds of thousands of active duty, reservists and veterans along with their families reside in our Region.
JEB Little Creek/Fort Story
1450 D Street, Suite A19, Virginia Beach, VA 23459

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708

SAF Services Information

The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.

Military members holding a Red Cross comfort kit

See Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces in Action

The Service to the Armed Forces Continuum of Care project was created to demonstrate, through video and interviews, the touch points the American Red Cross has on a service member's military career.

Red Cross man delivering an emergency communication to a military service woman

Linking Military Families During an Emergency

Red Cross workers use advanced communications technologies to link service members with their families. Our Emergency Communications Center quickly and efficiently obtains the required information and sends emergency communication messages to service members of every branch of service wherever in the world they happen to be.

Red Cross woman talking to military service man and woman at an event

Connecting Families with Local Community Resources

Building on its trusted presence in communities across the nation and on military installations around the world, the Red Cross links military families to local resources and support services.

Miliatary service man receiving comfort from a Red Cross service dog

Providing Resiliency Training

Families back home count on the Red Cross to provide training that promotes resiliency and preparedness to help them cope with the challenges of military life.

Red Cross volunteer visiting a wounded veteran in a military hospital

Supporting Wounded Warriors and Military Hospitals

Through partnerships with the Departments of Defense and Veterans’ Affairs, the Red Cross provides transition and reintegration support to wounded warriors, to veterans, and to their families.